Today’s update on the Top 200 WordPress plugin authors chart unfolds a big climber: in the past 7 weeks WooThemes, creator of the impressive WooCommerce eCommerce plugin, gained 4 positions, ending up from 19th to 15th, with over 4 million total downloads.
All the other plugin authors in Top 20 hold their spots, with Automattic on top (and 7th, and several other positions, due to their multiple accounts) with 21 million downloads; Takayuki Miyoshi (Contact Form 7) follows with 20 million, while Michael Torbert (All in One Seo Pack) is third with 18 million total downloads.
I sometimes like to join bot challenges to improve my programming skills and logic reasoning.
The Fruitbots world is a board with different kind of fruits lying around. The goal is to collect more fruits than the opponent bot, of many types as possible.
What is your deploying chain right now? How has it changed over time?
The actual deploy of a single page app I’m involved is based on a single Grunt script, executing on a Node.js environment.
The Grunt chain takes all the files (Backbone.js app, JS libs, HTML templates, CSS and images), checks, copies, concatenates and minificates them.
The resulting dir is versioned and uploaded to an Amazon S3 bucket and to a redundant static cache. We start with 259 files (images excluded) to end up with 13 files, serving 4 different environments. Every final file is available in debug and minified version, requests can be made with http and https protocols.
Previously, all this was made manually, for 4 different servers. Now, only an error free, time saving, automated single task. Thanks, Grunt!
p.s. If only Amazon S3 would serve gzipped files easily …